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  1. Hi All, If any of you are interested in Amateur Radio and have a chance to check out this nation wide event, drop by one if the locations listed below. All are welcome (licensed or unlicensed) and if you are a licensed amateur you could make a few contacts to help out the club you are visiting. If you want to operate, be sure to bring your FCC amateur radio license. There might be a few "807's" to be enjoyed too. "Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:08:26 -0400 (EDT) Attn All NH Amateurs: The vast and highly reliable communications capabilities of the amateurradio community have become much more recognized and appreciated since9/11 and Katrina. Amateur radio is routinely used at large westernfires, wilderness search and rescue incidents, during and after majornatural disasters and "when all else fails". The Chairman of theFederal Communications Commission has stated in a Congressional hearingthat "Amateur Radio is the only communications system that neverfails." Basic amateur radio equipment can be more reliable than many of themore elaborate and complex public safety systems and cell phonesystems. Amateur radio operators are generally capable of setting up,trouble shooting and maintaining radios, antennas and computer systemsto a much higher degree than the general public and many professionalradio technicians. Amateur radio hobbyists have been directly involvedin the presently ongoing project to specify and install amateur radioequipment and train operators at 30 key hospitals throughout NewHampshire. This weekend the amateur radio community throughout the United Statesand several foreign countries will hold the 77th annual Field Dayexercise to demonstrate numerous communications capabilities from"field" or temporary locations with no utility power or pre-existingantennas. Equipment set up at some sites starts at 2 PM on Friday,June 26, 2009. Formal communications activity begins at 2 PM onSaturday and concludes at 2 PM on Sunday. During this 24 hour timeperiod each group will utilize several different radio systems to makeas many radio contacts as possible. Systems will include local andlong distance radios, Morse code, computer to computer radios, andsatellites. Contacts will be made with other amateur radio operators,Emergency Operations Centers (EOC's), military organizations,government agencies, service organizations, hospitals and theInternational Space Station. Many of the participants are members ofthe American Radio Relay League's "Amateur Radio Emergency Service", anational organization that works with local, state and federal servedagencies. The amateur radio clubs in New Hampshire have a long history of FieldDay participation, often completing more contacts in their class thanany other groups in the country. Depending on atmospheric conditionssome of our Field Day sites can average over 5,000 contacts in the 24hours. Field Day is a public educational event. We hope you will takea few minutes to visit a Field Day site near you. Locations andcontact information are listed below. However, no arrangements orappointments are required, please just show up, see what there is tosee and strike up a conversation with whomever you meet, they will behappy to give you a tour and answer questions. For links to the web site for each club, and other related links,please go to www.arrl-nh.org (then scroll down). We hope to see you this weekend. The members of the amateur radioclubs and Amateur Radio Emergency Service of New Hampshire Berlin area, Androscoggin Valley Radio Club, Gorham Commons Park, Rt. 2& Rt.16, Gorham, NH. Bob Martin, 246-3656, ibis@pipeline.com Conway area, White Mountain Amateur Radio Club, 1245 Bald Hill Rd.,Albany, NH, Gregory Fitch, 356-3875, kb1ezj@w1mwz.com Derry area, Interstate Radio Society, Pinkerton Academy Derry, NH, Mike Pelletier, ka1uvh@arrl.net Franconia area, Littleton Amateur Radio Club, Rt. 142 1/2 mile east ofMain St., Franconia, NH, Glenn Werner, 381-5601, k1pcb@arrl.net Hancock area, Canine Alert Search Teams, 5 Kimball Rd., Hancock, NH,Michael Matteson, 966-6709, wb5jmj@arrl.net Hillsboro area, Contoocook Valley Radio Club, Colleague (or Long) Pondoff Warner Rd., Henniker, NH, John Moore, 746-4817, jcn1foj@aol.com Keene area, Cheshire County DX Amateur Radio Club, American LegionPavilion,797 Court St., Keene, NH, Dale Paquin, n1nci@ccdx.org Lakes Region, Central NH Amateur Radio Club, Belknap County FairGrounds, Belknap, NH, Richard Christopher, 524-6567, n1lt@cnharc.org Lakes Region, Lakes Region Repeater Assoc., 451 Pleasant Valley Rd.,Wolfeboro, NH, Robert Corollo, 998-4655, ny1h@metrocast.net Lebanon area, Twin State Radio Club, end of Storr's Hill Rd., Lebanon,NH, William Daugherty, 359-3745, william@will-do.com Manchester area, Granite State Amateur Radio Assoc., Earl Legacy Park,New Boston Rd. @ Wallace Rd., Bedford, NH, Barry Whittemore,wb1edi@hotmail.com Nashua area, Nashua Amateur Radio Club, Wasserman Park, 116 NaticookRd., Merrimack, NH James Blaine, 889-4429, jblaine42@gmail.com Portsmouth area, Port City Amateur Radio Club, Stratham Hill Park, Rt.33, Stratham, NH Mark Pride, 778-1222, mpridesti@yahoo.com Rochester area, Great Bay Amateur Radio Assoc., Jarvis Av. (Rt.125/Milton Rd. nr. Rt. 202), Rochester, NH, Paul Michael, 601-2206,pmicheal@lindt.com Sunapee area, NHRC Amateur Radio Society, Mount Sunapee State Park,Newbury, NH, Richard Cox, n1ltl@nhrc.net Written and prepared by Tom Richardson, AB1CL --------------------------------------------------------------------ARRL New Hampshire SectionSection Manager: Alan K. Shuman, K1AKSk1aks@arrl.org" 73, Mark WA2ILB
  2. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    The snow machine has kicked in big time in the 'Burg! If you can play hooky this week you will not be disappointed. As of 3:30 pm on Monday, January 21, 2019 it is still snowing.
  3. March is the best!

    Great riding today. Helga and I are going to try again tomorrow.
  4. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    Over 2 feet of snow pack on the trails now.
  5. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    Picked up another few inches of snow overnight. Trails are flat with about 3 inches of fresh powder. Not too cold, about +17F right now. Below zero predicted for tomorrow morning.
  6. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    First Connecticut Lake picked up another 5 inches of snow from yesterday to today. Below zero tonight. Road a quick 59 sunshine filled miles this morning and found 10 inches of fresh powder in the higher elevations. More snow coming in tomorrow and Wednesday. Should be fantastic riding this coming weekend. BRING YOUR WOOLIES. Very cold minus temperatures predicted.
  7. Turkey Dinner tonight.

    PRRSC is holding its annual turkey dinner tonight at the club house on Dickson Lane, off of Back Lake Road in Pittsburg from 5 to 7 pm. Full dinner, all you can eat for $12!!!!!
  8. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    Snowing again. The snow squalls keep adding to the trails.
  9. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    The snow machine has kicked in again this afternoon. Should be a decent weekend. Attached Thumbnails
  10. I'M BACK!!!!!!

    Welcome back! I hope the quality of your former employer's products don't suffer by your absence. Welcome to retirement and true Old Fart status!
  11. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    -8.7F right now. Forecast is for -20F over night. Still snowing lightly at 5:45 pm.
  12. Pittsburg Snow Machine.

    Groomers are out making their rounds. Attached Thumbnails
  13. 95% of the PRRSC trails are open and groomed. The remaining 5% should be open by next weekend. Very cold this morning, -8.7F. Trails are groomed and hard as a rock. ENJOY!
  14. 1/12/2019 PRRSC trail conditions.

    Here is a link to the latest trail map by our Trail Master. http://www.pittsburgridgerunners.org/club-news/pittsburg-ridge-runners-trail-report-club-news-jan-9th-2019/
  15. Stop by and warm up!
  16. Ny guy lost in the burg

    He was located at Bosebuck Camps and it sounds like he will be returning to the Burg on his sled. Good News!!!!!!!
  17. Ny guy lost in the burg

    He has been located in ME. Condition unknown at this time.
  18. Unfortunately I just heard about a fatal accident on Boundry Pond this morning. The snowmobiler was coming off the pond and struck a tree. CPR was administered but later stopped. That is a very long way from help to suffer an injury of any sort. There used to be a sign over in Maine saying "It is a very long way to the nearest hospital, THINK ABOUT IT" My heart and prayers go out to this individual and his/her family. Please be very careful on the trails.
  19. Thank you all that have appreciated our efforts to provide the best snowmobiling in NH. You have contributed to this result! Really something for a small club in a small town in a small state to be ranked with the big exotic snowmobile destination in the whole of north America. A lot of hard work by a lot of club members, in Pittsburg and the rest of New England, and groomer drivers plus the great support of the local business community. The Pittsburg Ridge Runners are very grateful for your support. Mark, OVR prrsc article003.pdf
  20. NH reconized as a snowmobile destination in north America.

    Here is the link to the snowmobile song. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=snowmobiling+song&qpvt=snowmobiling+song&view=detail&mid=EB85FE8B373C8215B504EB85FE8B373C8215B504&FORM=VRDGAR
  21. Pittsburg cell phone service.

    There is now good cell phone coverage from just below the iron bridge on Rte 3 to Spruce Cone Cabins. More coverage to come in the future. Check The Colebrook Chronicle for the latest information.
  22. Pittsburg cell phone service.

    I will see if I can do something about that this season. Three inches of new snow as of 10:25 am today.
  23. Pittsburg cell phone service.

    No, I just don't post unless I have something I think you all want to know.
  24. Pittsburg cell phone service.

    By the way it is 4G.
  25. Pittsburg cell phone service.

    I have Verizon. I don't know what other services are available.